Phyllodactylus isabelae Castro-Franco & Uribe-Peña, 1992, Castro-Franco & Uribe-Pena, 1992

Ramírez-Reyes, Tonatiuh & Flores-Villela, Oscar, 2018, Taxonomic changes and description of two new species for the Phyllodactylus lanei complex (Gekkota: Phyllodactylidae) in Mexico, Zootaxa 4407 (2), pp. 151-190: 175

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Phyllodactylus isabelae Castro-Franco & Uribe-Peña, 1992
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Phyllodactylus isabelae Castro-Franco & Uribe-Peña, 1992  

Holotype. An adult female, ZUP 1152 collected by Zeferino Uribe Peña on Marietas Islands , Nayarit, Mexico, February 23, 1978.  

Diagnosis. This species clearly differs from the others because it is the smallest of the analyzed in the present study ( Fig. 6 View FIGURE6 ). It presents 56.2 longitudinal scales on average, it differs clearly from the others: P. lupitae   (61.8), P. lanei   (66), P. rupinus   (63.6), P. benedettii   (62.6), P. kropotkini   (67.6), P. t. magnus   (54.6), P. muralis   (59) and P. tuberculosus   (57.7). Also P. isabelae   presents 27.8 scales across the venter similar to P. t. magnus   (27.3) and differs from the others: P. lupitae   (24.6), P. lanei   (30), P. rupinus   (26.5), P. benedettii   (29.1), P. kropotkini   (30.6), P. muralis   (33) and P. tuberculosus   (30.2). Phyllodactylus isabelae   differs clearly from the others analyzed since it has the highest number of rows of tubercles across dorsum (16.7 on average) compared to the others: P. lupitae   (14.8), P. lanei   (15.6), P. rupinus   (14), P. benedettii   (13.8), P. kropotkini   (13.4), P. t. magnus   (14.3), P. muralis   (12.2) and P. tuberculosus   (14).

Distribution. Phyllodactylus isabelae   is endemic of the Marietas islands, Nayarit, Mexico.